You Asked For It – Pics Of My EDC Survival Kit

Update: I no longer carry or own the Smith and Wesson .380 and instead carry the Glock 42 with my EDC kit.

After posting Mondays article “Reader Pics of EDC Survival Kits” several readers asked that I post pics of mine, and I thought it was a good idea.

This is the kit that I carry when I leave home as opposed to my bug out bag  that I have stored at home or my get home bag that I take with me on trips out-of-town.

everyday carry survival kit

My Everyday Carry Kit As Carried During My Day To Day Routine

Everyday Carry Survival Kit Pic 2

Smith & Wesson Bodyguard .380, Small Bic Lighter, Small LED Light, Gerber Recoil Auto-Plier and Pay-As-You-Go Cellphone.

Look for my full review of the Smith & Wesson Bodyguard tomorrow.

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  1. luke 3:11 says:

    Nice knife. I love my Leatherman Wave and if I lose it someday ill checkout that one as a replacement.

  2. Lint Picker (Northern California) says:

    That S&W Bodyguard appears to be a very compact piece, good choice for everyday carry. In fact, your entire EDC “kit” is nice and cmpact. Thanks for posting the photos.

  3. Marine 83 says:

    I would very much appriciate a picture of your hand next to that bodyguard for perspective. Great kit.

  4. How do you like the Bodyguard? I just picked one up but haven’t had a chance to take it to the range.

  5. Teenageprepper says:

    Shoulder holster or belt holster? Or waistband? I can see the picture up there but I can’t tell…
    Also, what about first-aid? Very excellent EDC kit though, very compact and I’ll bet it doesn’t hinder you at all. Nice photots too.

  6. Mental Matt says:

    Hey I love the compact ideas, I’m not a hugh fan of the 380 round, although I own one myself (James Bond gun / Walther PPK). However for the right situation it’s awsome. You have gave me some great ideas. Thanx so much, as for things here in Detroit of the “D” as we call it well it seems as though they might have to but law enforcement officers on the endangered list, not a goot week for us. Keep up the great posts> Matt

    • I hope you’ve test fired your Walther PPK with at least 100 rounds. I had one and it would jam all the time. Sent it back to the factory, and tried at least three different ammo types…and it still jammed all the time. Finally got rid of it.

  7. OhioPrepper says:

    Just out if curiousity, what does the Bodyguard weigh, ready to run. I sometimes carry a .380 (7+1) and it weighs in at 23 ounces all loaded up.

  8. Now that’s an EDC! Simple, to the point, light weight & will get the EDC job done. Why be confused with pockets full of Lint creating items?

    Funny thing is, all you need to do is add is a crack pipe & it is the exact same EDC used in South Central L.A.

    Ha, ha.

  9. SrvivlSally says:

    That little sucker will pack a bit of “punch” I’ll bet. Nice. If the situation were where the guvrnmint were a-lookin fer ya then I would dump the phone. All of them, I hear, have GPS (Global Position Satellite) tracking capabilities installed in them.

    • Srvivlsally,

      Dump the phone, dye my hair, shave my beard, change my eye color with contacts, walk with a limp and a cane, rent a car with an assumed name with cash (everything should be paid with cash), cut off all contact with everyone you know, and get as far away as possible. LOL.

  10. your entire EDC “kit” is nice and cmpact. Thanks for posting the photos.

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